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Does anyone know what a Green Card looks like?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by echeandia, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    I am looking to hire someone this year. There is a large community of migrant workers in the area and many of them are here illegally. So I am going to approach them asking them who is here legally. I know that some may have counterfeit papers. So the question is what do legal papers look like? How can I verify that they are legit? Any help is appreciated.
  2. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    Green cards are kind of pinkish color on the front.
    They are almost impossible to counterfeit properly and most of the back has a brown colored metallic surface with holographic features. By looking closely, you should see two small lines made of holograms representing the states flags and president portraits.
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,006

    If he has a green card and ss# don’t worried if they are legit. as long he his paying his taxes so let the government fix that problem.:waving:
  4. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Is there a way to validate the number you get from them?
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    Actually I think now you can look up SSN online to see if a person matches SSN. I will get link and post.

    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    dont know if theres really any way to be sure, ask to see more than one picture id, most have a drivers license from mexico or wherever theyre from too

    at the boarder you can buy fake green cards, with pictures that look a lot like the person....with legit names....like juan alvarez haha
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    a dl doesnt mean anything,

    all's you can do is get the number, ss# green card, and turn it in at the end of the year, then it's up to the government to deal with it,,

    Good luck
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,006

    have you found that link.:waving:
  9. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    They just caught some illegals who were making and distributing fake ss cards and drivers licenses. They were stealing peoples ss numbers and license numbers from a motel they worked at illegally...
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,283

    Who gets green cards? For example, can an illegal who marries a US resident get a green card?

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